iTunes 2010 Review Demonstrates How iOS Games are Gaining Market Share

The iTunes Store offered today a chance for users to review their best offerings for 2010 in music, podcasts, TV shows, apps, music and audiobooks.

As pointed out by Macstories, games are taking over the App Store.  They noted:

  • Overall Top 10 PAID iPhone Apps: 9 out of 10 are games
  • Overall Top 10 FREE iPhone Apps: 5 out of 10 are games
  • Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPhone Apps: 7 out of 10 are games
  • Overall Top 10 PAID iPad Apps: 2 out of 10 are games
  • Overall Top 10 FREE iPad Apps: 1 game
  • Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPad Apps:  4 out of 10 are games

This confirms the report by the research firm Interpret that Apple has made serious headway in the mobile handheld game market.  Overall, mobile handsets make up 44 percent of the handheld gaming market, up 53 percent from last year.  The DS and PSP share of the market has declined 13 percent.  An informal poll at ArsTechnica revealed that nearly one-third of respondents have an iOS device and it is the only thing they use for gaming.  An additional 22.25% of respondents stopped using their DS, PSP or other device in favor of their iOS device.

Read on to see the other top sellers in the various categories at iTunes.

[Macstories] [ArsTechnica]

The number one sellers in each category include:

  • Music
    • Album of the Year: Brothers by Black Keys
    • Song of the Year: Hey, Soul Sister by Train
  • Podcasts
    • Audio: Freakanomics Radio by Stephen J. Dubner
    • Classic Audio: This American Life by Chicago Public Radio
  • TV Shows
    • Top Selling Episode: The Power of Madonna on Glee
  • Movies
    • Top Selling Sales and Rentals: The Hurt Locker
  • Audiobooks
    • Top Selling Fiction: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    • Top Selling Non-Fiction: The Art of War (Unabridged) by Sun Tzu
  • Apps
    • Top Paid iPhone App: Angry Birds
    • Top Paid iPad App: Pages
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